DJ Stable

Aug. 7 Insights: Casse Unveils Pricey Nyquist Filly

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 5th-SAR, $105K, Msw, 2yo, f, 7f, 3:21 p.m. EDT D J Stable's RENEGADE REBEL (Nyquist) makes her career bow in this spot for trainer Mark Casse. Privately purchased from Shadwell by Barry Eisaman, the gray summoned $700,000 from OBS April after breezing in :10 flat. Her second dam is MG1SW Sierra Madre (Fr) (Baillamont), who is also responsible for European champion Aljabr (Storm Cat). Wayne Catalano unveils Coffeepot Stables homebred Mirus (Medaglia d'Oro). The dark bay is out of MGSW & GISP Farrell (Malibu Moon),...

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Fasig Saves Best for last at Action-Packed July Sale

By Christie DeBernardis & Jessica Martini    LEXINGTON, KY--Yearling sale season started with a bang Tuesday at Fasig-Tipton's July Selected Yearling Sale. The auction house saved the best for last with the final horse through the ring, a son of Curlin (Hip 302), topping the day on a $600,000 bid from the Green family's DJ Stable. Last year's leading freshman sire Gun Runner accounted for the day's second-highest seller, a $430,000 colt (Hip 153) sold to de Meric Sales. Both colts came from the Gainesway consignment, which was responsible for...

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Mark Casse Displays Perfect Record With Juveniles So Far in 2022

That Mark Casse won a pair of 2-year-old maiden races Sunday at Woodbine should not have come as a surprise. The trainer hasn't just been hot when it comes to his juvenile runners, he's been perfect. Casse has sent out eight 2-year-olds so far this year and all eight have won. Six were first-time starters and two others won in their second career starts. He leads all trainers in the category of 2-year-old winners on the year. Steve Asmussen is next with six. How has Casse done it? "For one...

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DJ Stable to Match GivingTuesday Donations to New Vocations

The Green family's DJ Stable LLC will match all donations up to $25,000 made to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program on GivingTuesday, Nov. 30. "We are so pleased to have the opportunity to partner with this wonderful organization," said DJ Stable General Manager Jonathan Green. "For years our horses have benefitted from being placed in New Vocations' aftercare program, which prompted us to offer a matching fund for the first $25,000 contributed during the GivingTuesday drive. We hope others follow our lead and donate to New Vocations." Anna Ford, New...

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Arrogate Represented By First Winner at the Spa

Sent off as part of an entry at just over 3-1, DJ Stable's Adversity (Arrogate--Artemis Agrotera, by Roman Ruler) became the first winner for her late freshman sire (by Unbridled's Song) with a second-out success Monday at Saratoga. Run over a main track that was downgraded from good to sloppy and sealed by a quick-passing storm, the grey filly--a debut seventh sprinting over the turf course Aug. 12--stepped well from an outside gate and pressed the pace from the outside beneath the hot-riding Ricardo Santana, Jr. Asked to win her...

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Derby Diary: A Pre-Derby Day Of Distraction

The NFL Draft is one of my favorite non-sporting events of the year. Since I was a little kid, I pored over NCAA guides, NFL magazines and mock drafts. It is probably one of the primary reasons why I wanted to be a sportscaster/writer when I was growing up. I always marveled at professionals who could consistently and accurately predict if a college player was going to be a professional athlete. So, one day before the Kentucky Derby, I took a page out of that book and went to Lexington...

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Derby Diary: Destination Louisville

We departed New Jersey today-destination Louisville. The flight took almost two hours and thankfully was without incident. But, in reality, the journey to this time and place began almost 40 years ago when my dad tore his Achilles while playing tennis. Back then, the best way to treat a ruptured tendon was to be placed in a cast from your ankle to your upper hip and keep your body as immobile as possible. Well, anyone who knows my dad understands that this directive was going to be short-lived. As someone...

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Nyquist Filly Romps to Aqueduct Maiden Score

4th-Aqueduct, $77,600, Msw, 2-8, 3yo, f, 1m, 1:38.47, ft, 15 1/2 lengths. MO DESSERTS (f, 3, Nyquist--Frozen Treat, by Dynaformer) was third behind Monday's Ruthless S. third-place finisher Dealing Justice (Commissioner) and the reopposing O'Gotten Girl (Competitive Edge) in her six-furlong debut at this oval Jan. 10. The 6-5 second choice prompted the pace from the rail as 4-5 favorite O'Gotten Girl was narrowly in front. Mo Desserts grabbed command nearing the far turn and, while the favorite kept her company on the bend, she shrugged off that foe at...

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Helium Floats Away from Them at Woodbine to Become First Stakes Winner for Ironicus

Helium backed up a sharp and fast track-and-trip debut score Sept. 27 to dominate Sunday's Display S. at Woodbine and become the first black-type winner for his freshman sire (by Distorted Humor). Off as the narrow 7-5 favorite over fellow impressive debut winner Maclean's Posse, the bay broke well and took up a stalking spot off the inside as his chief market rival took heat from two foes through splits of :23.65 and :46.40. Helium advanced ominously while out wide heading for home, and found another gear when called upon...

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Keeneland Online Auction Tuesday

Keeneland will host its first-ever online auction when its digital sales ring opens for bidding at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The initial June Select Horses of Racing Age Sale features an offering of 31 horses and, while bidding begins on all lots at 9 a.m., closing on each lot is staggered. Bidding on Juddmonte Farms' Breithorn (Into Mischief) (hip 1) will close at approximately 2 p.m. and bidding on Summer Love (Summer Front) (hip 37), a recent maiden winner and half to stakes winner Mihos (Cairo Prince) consigned by Niall Brennan,...

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Share a 'Basket of Blessings' to Support Belmont Backstretch Workers

The New York Race Track Chaplaincy of America (NYRTCA) is asking for support to provide woman living and working on the Belmont Park backstretch and the surrounding community with 'Baskets of Blessings' this coming Mother's Day. A donation of $100 will fund a special basket which will be lovingly prepared and include an assortment of food, toiletries, and special gifts. Each basket will be hand-delivered by the NYRTCA ahead of Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10. "The mothers of our backstretch community have perhaps been most impacted by the current crisis,...

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Proven Strategies: Sales Cancellations, Insurance and DOL Issues

We are pleased to report we received a number of favorable responses to our first question and answer column. We also received several new questions which we are addressing at this time. Question #1: From a tax point of view, what should we do if the horses we bought to pinhook can now not be sold? Answer: As a result of the threat of COVID-19, many pinhookers are having second thoughts. Our normal transaction was to buy yearlings in 2019 for resale at the 2-year-old sales in March and April...

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